Library and archives

The Student Library, The Burn Law Library and Special Collections and the Archive will remain closed to all visitors and readers until further notice.

Any requests related to books and library materials, including suggestions for new purchases should be sent to library@chch.ox.ac.uk

All enquires related to the College Archives should be addressed to the Archivist – judith.curthoys@chch.ox.ac.uk

Staff will respond as quickly as possible.

If the matter is urgent please write directly to the College Librarian - steven.archer@chch.ox.ac.uk

Christ Church Library is an important resource and research centre primarily intended to support students during their studies; a separate 24hr Law Library is available to law students. The Upper library also contains a large collection of early printed books and manuscripts and is particularly rich in music, theology, classics, travel books, numismatics, early science, medicine and Hebrew studies.

All members of the college are welcome to use the modern collections on the ground floor. College members and visiting researchers can consult rare books and manuscripts by appointment. The Library also offers numerous exhibitions, talks and workshops throughout the year, some of which are also open to members of the public.